Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Now a painted cottage

Well I've worked like a Trojan to get some of the painting done.  I'm extremely pleased with the change it's bro't to our little house.  It's brightened and lightened it up so much.  Previously we could barely detect my Jaguar carving or the TV set.  They hid in the shadows.  Now there's more color.  The disappointment for me was that when I went back to Melchor to get the rest of the material for the cupboard doors, of course, it was all gone.  Diane was with me and we visited every little shop that sold fabric and were shown some really dreadful pieces.  They now seem enamored of the big eyed children so popular with the Japanese.  Ick!  I wrote to the big fabric distributors in Guatemala City, had a long email discussion with the large fabric store in Belize City, checked Spanish Lookout and the couple of places here in Cayo.  Nada.  I had already finished painting the walls, so settled for a somewhat trite print with a hint of jungle and a little thatched hut on it.  I made the curtains and find that I really don't like the print, but it will remain for now.  Once it was up I could see that the blue dominates.  At least it's clean.  

I had more luck with our bedroom.  I found a wonderful bed cover in turquoise and white and pick a light version for the walls and a medium turquoise for the screen frames.  It now looks more like a comfortable little beach house here in the bush.  

My last project, at this point, was to paint one of the guest bedrooms.  My cousin, Roger, will be visiting in a couple of weeks, so I wanted the room to be fresh and clean. 

 It feels good to get some of these projects done.   It's such a sweet, comfortable place and now even more so with the addition of light and color. 

1 comment:

maria said...

Dear Gale,

My name is Maria and I'm planning a trip to Mexico and Belize with my two friends Collin and Andrea who I haven't seen in quite a while. Our plan is to take a bus to Belize on January 1st which happens to be their 1 year anniversary as a couple together. I want to make it special for them because they don't get to spend a lot of time together! I found your blog when I searched farms in Belize and after reading a few posts, I quickly fell in love with your story, your place and your dogs! I was wondering if you'd be able to accommodate us for 3 nights in return for work or money or cooking or cleaning or dog washing. We are all in our early 20's and extremely respectful! If you'd like to reach me over the phone, we can do that. Just send me an email and I'll give you my number :)Let me know!

peace and carrots,